Most of us would love to cook with freshly harvested herbs from our garden or serve a salad filled with home-grown, sun-ripened tomatoes. But while not everybody has the space to make a vegetable garden, almost all of us have a spot in which we can grow a container garden. It’s why Vanessa Jacobs was inspired to create Sow Delicious, which sells what she describes as "gardening goodies" suited to this type of vegetable gardening. "At Sow Delicious we love to inspire and empower people to grow their own delicious food," she says. "Growing a vegetable patch is now as easy as snap, plant, grow! Our slabs are pot-friendly too so it does not matter if you live on a farm or in a flat; with the ‘Slab of Seed’ we make grow-your-own ‘sow’ simple." In September, Jacobs was named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year at the annual competition of that name sponsored by financial services group Sanlam and specialist risk finance company Business Partners. It’s something she admits might not have hap...

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